Ghana Elections Witness Long Queues

.Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo Addo casting his vote. –

There have been long queues at polling stations in Ghana amid a tight election race between President John Mahama and veteran opposition leader Nana Akufo Addo.

All seven candidates have pledged to keep the process peaceful but an opposition supporter died when a rally tuned violent on Monday.

The campaign has been dominated by the faltering state of Ghana’s economy and the issue of corruption.

A run-off will be held later in the month if neither of the two main candidates secures more than 50% of the votes.
Polls have officially closed but those already in queue before 17:00 local time are being allowed to vote. In a number of constituencies where voting started late, that deadline has been extended by five hours, an election commission spokesman told Ghanaian website Joy News.

Meanwhile, results are expected within three days.

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